For 10+ years I'd had needling knee injuries until I finally ruptured my VMO. I was sure at that point that my soccer "career" was over. But, with no surgery, and less than 6 months of physical therapy with Julie Mankinen, I was back to playing soccer, and my knees and quads are stronger than ever! I rely on Julie's PT knowledge and skills to help me with more and more aches and pains the older I get. She has treated everything for me from plantar fasciitis (helping me to get it from being totally unbearable pain to being totally manageable regardless of my activity) to upper and lower back pain. Regardless of the injury, I always ask for my doctor's referral to PT so that I can see Julie first, before deciding on any other treatment options!
I think Julie originally treated me for a crink in my neck. She ended up fixing not only that, but also a life long issue with frequent headaches. I did not realize the pain was so frequent until it was gone! With a few treatments and a few exercises to take with me, I rarely have a headache now! Thanks, Julie!
The therapists at Symmetry Physical Therapy far exceeded my expectations during my rehabilitation from a back injury sustained during a fall. Julie Mankinen is a patient, attentive and dedicated physical therapist with a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience. Due to her treatment, I am now completely pain free and have been able to begin a rigorous physical training plan in preparation for a deployment to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army.
I think that physical therapy must be an art as well as a science. Julie has valuable advanced clinical training and, in addition, I think that she must be a particularly artful practitioner. I've certainly not had the same level of results with other therapists I've seen in the past. Julie really has a special ability.
After months of seeing other physical therapists with marginal results, Julie helped me to achieve immediate and significant improvement with a chronic neck issue after just two appointments. I will definitely start with Symmetry next time!